“What’d you just say?”

Dialogue. Simply put, it is one of the most crucial elements of any form of written narrative. The words a character speaks, the interplay of words between two or more characters… its importance cannot be overstated. Well, maybe it can be overstated. I guess we’ll find out by the end of the episode and/or thisContinue reading ““What’d you just say?””

A Chat with J.A. Jance

If you love mysteries, the chances are very good that you are familiar with J.A. Jance. She is the NY Times best-selling author of not one, but four successful series, beginning with the J.P. Beaumont novel Until Proven Guilty in 1985. Her other marquee characters, Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and the Walker family round outContinue reading “A Chat with J.A. Jance”

Killing Your Darlings

Have you been exposed to the famous quote of William Faulkner? Well, if you haven’t, you have been now. But before we discuss this, there is some necessary housekeeping in order. First, Faulkner may have said it at one point or another, but the quote does not originate with him. In an excellent article calledContinue reading “Killing Your Darlings”

Craig Johnson

Walt Longmire is not your average hero, and Craig Johnson is not your average author. In this interview two Craigs, (the author and our very own Craig Hart) discuss how Johnson originally planned for Longmire to be a one and done, and how it developed into a series. He also discusses the experience of havingContinue reading “Craig Johnson”